After setting a May deadline, Nkemdiche said last week that he'd like to again visit his top schools -- Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Ole Miss -- before making a decision. As Conn, the Grayson coach, sees it, there's no rush to pledge, because if he commits early, it only adds new pressure.
Conn said he expects Nkemdiche to wait until late in the recruiting cycle to announce his choice. Maybe until he plays in the Under Armour All-America Game in January. Or later. Signing day next year is Feb. 6.
"We've been trying to prepare him for this since he walked in here in ninth grade," Conn said. "He's learning.